Creamy Marinated Pork Chops

Creamy Marinated Pork Chops

These Creamy Marinated Pork Chops are proof that a marinade is a great way to perk up plain ol’ pork. This one is great and is super easy to prepare.


Most of the ingredients come right from the pantry… less to pick up at the grocery store!

I do like to add crushed red pepper flakes, just enough to kick up the taste buds but feel free to include or exclude anything you like, depending on your preferences.

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Creamy Marinated Pork Chops
Prep Time
25 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
30 mins
Total Time
1 hr 5 mins

Great marinated pork chops recipe. Creamy and delicious!

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Creamy Marinated Pork Chops
Servings: 4
Calories: 345 kcal
  • 6 tablespoons water
  • 1/4 teaspoon saffron threads or turmeric
  • 1 lemon for zest
  • 1/2 cup plain low-fat Greek yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon chunky garlic paste
  • 4 3/4-inch-thick boneless pork chops (1 1/2 lb)
  • Large zip-top bag
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  1. Place water in microwave-safe cup; microwave on HIGH 1–2 minutes or until hot. Add saffron and let stand 1 minute. Zest/grate lemon peel (no white; 1 teaspoon). Place pork in bag.
  2. Combine in medium bowl: yogurt, garlic, zest, and saffron mixture; whisk until blended (reserve 1/2 cup for later use). Transfer remaining mixture to bag with pork; knead bag to coat pork. Let stand 30 minutes to marinate (or marinate overnight in refrigerator).
  3. Preheat large, nonstick sauté pan on medium-high 2–3 minutes. Combine remaining ingredients (except oil) in shallow bowl. Place oil in pan.
  4. Remove pork chops, one at a time, from bag; dip pork into flour mixture (coating both sides) and press with fingertips to evenly coat.
  5. Place pork chops in pan; cook 3–5 minutes on each side until browned and pork is 145°F.
  6. Drain pork chops on paper towels. Serve with reserved sauce on the side.


Enjoy these Creamy Marinated Pork Chops!

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Recipe based on one from Publix Aprons